Covid-19 Information

The safety of our students, families, staff and wider community is our top priority. Our school is now open and we have made changes to ensure that our students can return as safely as possible. 

We are following the government guidelines and continue to monitor any updates closely.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: 

 Public Health Letter for families - 23rd September 2020

 

We have put together some information for families in different languages: 

Covid information - Polish 

Covid information - Portuguese Covid information - Romanian Covid information - Lithuanian 

 

What to do if you have symptoms

Main symptoms
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  • Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

For information about what to do if you have symptoms, please visit the NHS website.

How the school day has changed

We have adapted our school day to make sure we can remain open safely. We are following guidance from Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Education (DfE).

The school day has been extended to support teaching year groups safely whilst continuing to follow our curriculum planning, as well as provide time to catch-up in areas such as English, mathematics and GCSE options.

We are also committed to developing pupils’ understanding of how to keep physically healthy, eat healthily and maintain an active lifestyle, including giving ample opportunities for pupils to be active during the school day and through extra-curricular activities. An example of this is the use of prep time where pupils have additional daily time with their tutors to follow a programmine of learning to keep themselves safe online and in the community, relationships and sex education, as well as access to sports, music, reading, homework and careers education. 

Remote learning

It is important that children can continue their education. We have plans in place to make sure children can continue their education from home, if schools needed to close again.

Find out more about our remote learning curriculum

If you are looking for additional online learning material for your child, you can use Oak National Academy resources. 

Advice for families

The government has published advice for families around returning to school. We hope our families find this helpful.